I competitively applied for and was awarded the Exeter Hip Fellowship. I spent 18 months in the Exeter Hip Unit from July 2013.
I performed high volume primary and revision hip replacement, focusing on the use of bone cement and the use of impaction bone grafting in revision procedures. I perfomed several research projects that have been presented at international meetings.
I spent 12 months in Toronto, Canada working at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
As Canada's biggest arthroplasty unit and trauma centre I gained high volume experience of primary and revision knee replacement as well as knee ostoeotomy and arthroplasty for patellofemoral disorders.
I was honoured to be Nominated for the Zane Cohen Fellow of the Year Award before leaving Toronto.
I have a keen interest in clinical research and outcomes. I have presented research at a local, national and international level. I have a broad body of published work and have recently coauthored two chapters in a textbook on hip surgery. My research publications can be viewed below:
I pride myself in the use of hip and knee implants that are tried and tested with a proven pedigree and long term track record. I use only ODEP 10A* rated implanted wherever possible. A link to the orthopaedic device evaluation panel is included below.
Further information regarding this can be discussed at the time of your consultation and will be given on request.
I follow the Exeter philosopy of data transparency and excellence in outcomes.
I completed my basic surgical training on the Mersey training programme and attained the MRCS(Eng) in June 2005.
Following a spell in Shropshire I gained a place on the Mersey Orthopaedic Rotation in January 2007. I then completed 6 years of specialist orthopaedic training covering all the major orthopaedic subspecialties in most hospitals in the region.
I gained the FRCS(Tr&Orth) in 2011 and my Certificate of Completion of Training in April 2013 having been on the Specialist Register since then.
I gained an honours degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Liverpool Medical School.
I completed an intercalated BSc in Human Anatomy midway through medical school gaining a First Class degree with Honours and was awarded a national bursary by the PPP Foundation for my efforts.
I was awarded the Association of Liverpool Medical School Elective Bursary and was winner of the Undergraduate Surgical Case Presentations in 1998.
I have a busy family life, my wife is a local GP and we have four young children. We love the outdoors and are a family of keen sailors in the summer months, enjoying skiing in the winter.
I walk and cycle as much as possible, trying to encourage a fit and active lifestyle in my children.
As a family we enjoy days out and cooking.
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
British Medical Association
UK International Emergency Trauma Register